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From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-02-20 09:24:12

"Peter Dimov" <pdimov_at_[hidden]> writes:

> David Abrahams wrote:
>> Brian McNamara <lorgon_at_[hidden]> writes:
>>> One other quick note: throughout this message, I am abusing
>>> terminology, and use "by value" to mean either by-value or by-const-&
>> Unfortunately, at least until 8.5.3/5 is reworded, those are not
>> equivalent for some types :(
>> See std::auto_ptr.
>> Yeah, I know, types like that are anathema in FP ;-)
>> Still, they exist in the real world of C++.
> Pass by value and pass by const reference have different semantics for
> std::auto_ptr regardless of 8.5.3/5.

True. I guess my move semantics example shows a case where they don't
have different semantics, yet 8.5.3/5 thwarts their syntactic

Dave Abrahams
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